The Appeal: Bronx DA Says She Wants To Reduce Overdose Deaths, But Opposes A Program That Can Help

“The failed war on drugs has shown us that we cannot arrest and punish our way out of the opioid crisis. Safe injection sites are a common sense and practical way to meet people where they are, connect them to the services they need, and hopefully prevent deaths.”

Avery McNeil, our Alternatives to Incarceration specialist, talks about the need for safe injection sites and how arresting someone experiencing a personal health crisis only exacerbates the problem.

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